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Learn-To-Knit-Afghan Book

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  86 ratings  ·  9 reviews
This excellent learn-to-knit book is ideal for new and intermediate knitters. Following instructions for basic casting on and stitch structure, a logical progression of patterns will lead you through: knit-purl, mosaic, slip stitch, twist-stitch patterns, cables, increase/decrease, and lace. When the 63rd square is finished, there will be very little you do not know about ...more
Paperback, 4th, 161 pages
Published 2007 by Schoolhouse Press (first published 1974)
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May 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
SO I'm not done *knitting* this yet but I've read it and the instructions/descriptions are clear enough that I could learn to CABLE without having to YouTube it. Amazing. Clearest instructions. Awesome book that is a great bridge to becoming an intermediate/advanced knitter.
May 25, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
Barbara Walker's classic book provides an exhaustive library of stitch patterns that deserve a five star rating for the research and volume of knowledge. However, the publisher/editor got points taken off for spliting crucial information up on different pages, often not even on a facing page, but rather on the back. Whoever edited this book was not a knitter or the would understand the importance of keeping a pattern on the same page. White space in this case is a good thing. I also wish I had g ...more
Dec 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
Great book for beginning knitters to learn a variety of knit stitches and techniques in a simple way on small projects (afghan squares). Barbara Walker is very good at explaining how to do something.
Jun 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: knitting
I'm up to square 19 out of 63 from this book (as of June 2009). I'm spinning the yarn for it as I go, so it's taken me 3 years to get this far (OK, I had a baby since I started it, too, so that really slowed me down). I'm enjoying working through this book so far.
Victoria Evangelina Allen
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: in-english, knitting

Excellent book on variety of stitches and patterns. I am much looking forward to starting yet another afghan!
Aug 19, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: knitting
Currently knitting square 42.
Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Currently working on this afghan... This book is amazing, crystal-clear, and will really teach you how to tackle anything that comes your way.
Aug 21, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: knitting, own, favorites
Great resource - learned to knit using this book and actually finished the project.
Nov 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Barbara Walker studied journalism at the University of Pennsylvania and then took a reporting job at the Washington Star in DC. During her work as a reporter, she became increasingly interested in feminism and women's issues.

Her writing career has been split between knitting instruction books, produced in the late 1960s through the mid-80s; and women's studies and mythology books, produced from t

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